Yeah, OK. I got the following e-mail from Organizing for America. It seems as though we have a threat to American democracy surrounding us from every hilltop. The US Chamber of Commerce. The real threat is politicians and bureaucrats in Washington, D.C. who ignore their oath of office and completely ignore the US Constitution.
This is the same damn playbook Democrats have been relying on for decades. Where’s the change that was promised. Yeah, the GOP is baaadddd. They want to take away your Social Security!
From Organizing for America – the political wing of the current Executive Branch – and signed by Mitch Stewart, its director.
“This is a threat to our democracy…And if we just stand by and allow the special interests to silence anybody who’s got the guts to stand up to them, our country’s going to be a very different place.”
That’s what the President just said about the Chamber of Commerce, a right-wing group spending $75 million to beat Democrats this fall, and reportedly taking money from foreign corporations — some even owned by foreign governments.
These groups are trying to buy our elections, backing candidates who want to tear down everything that makes the middle class strong in this country: things like Medicare, Social Security, even the minimum wage.
Reportedly taking money from foreign corporations … some owned by foreign governments! Oh my. Of course, the Obama administration has absolutely no proof this is going on, they just blindly made the accusation since they are unable to figure out if it has not happened.
That’s right … it’s not the facts or information in evidence, it’s the seriousness of the charge. Total crap. From The Washington Times referring to a David Axelrod interview on Face the Nation.
Democrats on Sunday renewed their attacks, accusing the U.S. Chamber of Commerce of using foreign money to influence midterm races, despite the Obama administration’s acknowledgment that it had no evidence the charge was true.
“I don’t know,” senior White House adviser David Axelrod said Sunday when asked on CBS’ “Face the Nation” whether the chamber was using dues from foreign chambers to finance attack ads, as the president implied twice last week.
Mr. Axelrod defended the administration’s attacks, along with a Democratic National Committee ad that began airing Sunday, by saying the answer can’t be known because of campaign-finance laws and First Amendment and privacy issues.
“Is that the best you can do?” host Bob Schieffer asked skeptically at one point.
Yup Bob … that’s all they have got.